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Asset Forfeiture reform gets unlikely allies

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White House out of touch with the rest of the country in regards to cannabis

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently said the Department of Justice may increase enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have voted to legalize its recreational use. Spicer said, “there’s a big difference between the medical use which … Continue reading

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In defense of torrents

With much fanfare from the Department of Justice, the alleged operator of the largest torrent site, Artem Vaulin, was arrested in Poland and the website was seized. Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said, “[Artem] Vaulin is charged with running today’s … Continue reading

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Asset forfeiture is legalized theft

Over the past several years, awareness of the issue of civil asset forfeiture has garnered the attention of media and legislators around the country. Eric Holder last year made modifications to the policies involving “[f]ederal adoption of property seized by … Continue reading

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Top 5 stories of 2015: a year in review

As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the biggest stories of the year. #5 Asset forfeiture halted!? At the beginning of the year, Eric Holder made headlines when he announced a new policy … Continue reading

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DC Court of Appeals refuses to rule on NSA spying; may be forced to

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dealt a blow to a lawsuit challenging the NSA’s use of warrantless surveillance, claiming the plaintiff did not prove standing. The Washington Post reports, the court “ruled that public-interest lawyer … Continue reading

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